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English 127
Research Writing

Vik Bahl
Fall 2019

Email: vbahl@greenriver.edu
Phone: (253) 833-9111 x 4223
Sections: DEA; DEB
Office:  SH 120-36
Office Hours: Tue/Thu 3:15-4:30 pm; Wed 11-Noon; & by appointment


Welcome! - Beginning of the Quarter
Announcement #1 (9/23/19)

Welcome to English 127: Research Writing for the Social Sciences. 

Required Books:  The following textbooks are available through The Paper Tree, which is the Green River bookstore:  http://www.greenriver.edu/bookstore/. It is important that you have the correct editions. 

Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., Williams, J. M., Bizup, J., & Fitzgerald, W. T. (2016). The craft of research (4th ed.).  Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Colombo, G., Cullen, R., & Lisle B. (Eds.). (2019). Rereading America: Cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing (11th ed.). New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s. (I am also allowing the 10th edition; the page numbers will be different for most assigned articles, and I have provided alternate articles for those assignments that appear in the 11th but not the 10th edition.  You will also be able to photocopy any articles from the copy that can be found at the circulation desk at Holman Library.)

Textbooks on Reserve at Holman Library:  Copies of both of our textbooks are on reserve at the Holman Library circulation desk (first floor). You can only check out the books for two hours, which will allow you to photocopy the pages assigned for reading. You should still make sure to have your own copies of the textbooks so that you can mark them and read them more carefully, but the books will be on reserve if there is any delay in your ability to get the books here at the beginning of the quarter.

Week 1 Schedule:  Please print out and read the Week 1 schedule.  This page lists the reading and writing assignments for the first week (the writing assignments will be submitted in the Forum, for which you will need to log onto the GRC CANVAS site).  Since we don't see each other in class regularly, I have to rely on writing to you.  Make sure you read carefully by printing out, reading, questioning, marking up, and following up (via email, phone, or office visit) if you have questions. 

Course Materials:  All relevant materials appear on multiple webpages of the course website.  Once you are on the course website, click on the buttons on the left bar as well as on other relevant links. In particular, you should PRINT OUT AND READ CAREFULLY the Orientation (Getting Started), Syllabus, and Schedule, and Week 1 pages.  Note that the Schedule page also has links to the individual weekly schedule pages, which will become live as we go along).  For example, Week 1 will be live at the beginning of the quarter; Week 3 will become live by the middle of Week 2; and so on.  Also review the Questions page, which is like a site-map for this course and has links to major course handouts. 

CANVAS:  In addition to the course website, we will also make use of CANVAS https://egator.greenriver.edu/ for the “Discussion Forum” and to post all assignments.  Once you are logged into our course on CANVAS, go to the Modules tab, and select the appropriate week's module, which will have that week's detailed schedule and links to that week's discussion forums.  CANVAS requires you to have a username and password.  If you are a new user of CANVAS, go to the following webpage for login instructions:  http://www.greenriver.edu/academics/elearning.htm.   Note that you may not be able to login to CANVAS until noon of the first day of the quarter, or until 24 hours after registering if you are registering late (not including weekends). 

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